Fishing sun glasses

This question has probably been asked more than once before so appologies for that.

Any recommendations for fishing sunglasses please? - Boat and beach.  

Is it worth spending top dollar or is a pair of cancer council sunnies from a pharmacy just as good? 

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Can’t beat

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 Yep agree LJ

Sun, 2019-02-10 10:47

 Yep agree LJ

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 I reckon any of the better

Sun, 2019-02-10 11:35

 I reckon any of the better brands, Rayban, Mako, Spotters, Maui Jims etc are the way to go, as long as they're GLASS polarised. I've found the plastic lenses, even on the good brands, tent to scratch a lot easier. Pity they're so friggin dear!

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mako prescription

Sun, 2019-02-10 13:23

i wear mako prescription every day and they are fantastic but expensive and yes they do scratch if you don’t look after them. I replace every 2 years and keep the old ones as a knock around pair. They are great on the water.


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Maui Jims

Sun, 2019-02-10 14:03

 Blue lenses and they stand up to a bit of rough treatment

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 Costas for me.

Sun, 2019-02-10 14:57

 Costas for me. Used to use cheaper pairs but the crappy frames and cheap lenses would always give me head aches or even neck pain. Costas were the only frames that felt solid and protected all my vision can wear them all day multiple days no dramas. Pricey tho.


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Sun, 2019-02-10 16:00

Since I can’t see jack without glasses, I only get what ever polarised ones they can do for me, haven’t been left disappointed yet.


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 nothing at all wrong with

Sun, 2019-02-10 17:06

 nothing at all wrong with sunnies like that, got some myself and dont often forget them . good sunnies make a huge diff out there


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Sun, 2019-02-10 17:25

 not cheap but glass lenses,very durable and quality polarised lenses, last for years. I bought a pair 4 years ago and still good.

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 Check out Fuglies out of

Sun, 2019-02-10 18:30

 Check out Fuglies out of Ballarat I believe. I visit a lot of yards so get the safety polarised models for around $60 (or $80 locally). The polycarbonate lenses are the same lense material as the poly Maui Jims, only $200 cheaper.



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Sun, 2019-02-10 18:42

Cancer council sunnies are just fine.

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Maui Jim glass lenses...

Mon, 2019-02-11 12:20

My last set only broke because my 6 year old pulled them off my face onto the ground. They were 10 years young!


I tried Serengetti glasses. No good.


Have reverted to the Italian Maui Jim's.


Awesome in the Brown lens.





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I've got 2x second hand

Mon, 2019-02-11 13:50

I've got 2x second hand Spotters in ice blue and hallide lens and they make a huge difference with the hallide lens being great for the river and estuary. I snapped the frame on one and the nose rubber perished on the second set and I contacted Spotters to get a quote and was told to just post them in and they were repaired for free and posted back to me within 3 days. Safe to say I'm a Spotters customer for life now.


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+1 for a set for

Mon, 2019-02-11 15:19

+1 for spotters.

got a set for the flats/shallows, and they are awesome.. plus i do not look after stuff well, and i got these 3 years ago, and still minimal wear and tear. hoping to get another set for when out on the deeper water....

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Tried a lot of brands and

Tue, 2019-02-12 11:58

Tried a lot of brands and settled on Costas. Particularly with the blue glass lenses (not the plastic option)


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Thank You

Tue, 2019-02-12 19:00

 Thank You for the replies 

  Some different opinions on brands but every one believing that a good pair of sunnies is important 


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Costas are great but only

Thu, 2019-02-14 02:42

Costas are great but only problem with them the glass is to tight in frame so u drop them they will crack


I’ve gone from costas glass 580 blue to tonics  glass in blue   And they have a better warranty too 

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I have Maui Jims and Spotters

Thu, 2019-02-14 10:15

 My Spotters are brilliant and the difference they make on the water is noticeable. My Maui's are everyday glasses and they do a great job on the water too.

Definitely worth spending the money on whatever brand you choose.

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Maui Jim's polarized with a

Thu, 2019-02-14 14:11

Maui Jim's polarized with a grey tint work a treat